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10 Things About Me

Hi loves!

I recently got challenged to write "10 Things About Me" by my sweet and creative friend, Ragnhild, over at Yarnhild.com!

As you likely know, I'm the crocheter, designer, and blogger behind Sweet Softies.  I share free and paid patterns, along with tips and tutorials, and occasionally hold fun (hopefully!) community-building events, like CALs, pattern tests, and creator challenges!  However, I don't usually write a whole lot about my personal life.  Well, that's about to change...

Here are 10 Things About Me that you might not know!

  1. I am a speech-language pathologist (or "SLP" for short)!  SLPs have a wide scope of practice, as they evaluate and treat speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders.  As a school-based SLP, I work with students with special needs in the educational setting and strive to help them develop and improve their functional and/or academic language and communication skills. 
  2. I am multilingual. I speak English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Learning more American Sign Language is high up on my list!
  3. I consider myself to be a jack of all trades and master of NONE! I have many interests and hobbies, such as writing, illustrating, Chinese brush painting, folding origami, and sewing. My art Instagram is @jadeking.draws if you’re interested in checking out my recent ventures in digital art!
  4. I am a happy vegan!  In the effort to improve our health, my husband and I started a whole-foods plant-based lifestyle almost a year ago.  We quickly decided to become full-fledged vegans soon after learning about how animals and the environment are impacted by the meat and dairy industry.
  5. Most of my life was spent in sunny California. The Bay Area, to be specific, though I was all over the state when attending university and college programs.  My husband and I relocated to the Pacific Northwest several years ago, and we love life here in Washington State!
  6. I love muted colors in general, and I'd say that my favorite colors would be cherry blossom pink, pastel yellow, lavender, and jade green.
  7. My musical tastes are eclectic, to say the least. I listen to hip-hop, rap, folk songs, EDM, reggaeton, instrumentals, classical, Celtic music, and just about a bit of everything.
  8. Despite being a millennial, I don’t consider myself to be very tech-savvy at all! I rely heavily on my techie husband for the bulk of my tech needs!
  9. I have a huge affinity for the following themes and styles: rustic, woodland, Celtic, medieval, Renaissance, fairytale, fantasy, bohemian, indigenous, colonial, and prairie-revival.  My interests and passions are always strong sources of artistic inspiration for me!
  10. One last thing! I also read storybooks online, for children around the world to enjoy! You can listen to them here on my Storybook Youtube Channel if you'd like! 

That concludes my lengthy post!  I'd like to challenge two of my crafty friends to share ten things about themselves as well!  I nominate Juli over at Once Upon a Cheerio, and Diana at Made By Dee!

Anyhow, I'd love to hear from my fellow crocheters too!  What's something you'd like to share about yourself?  I always love learning more about this community!  Tell me in the comments below, please!

Warm regards,